As I was driving east into Illinois on the Poplar Street Bridge yesterday I was again struck by all the road surface patches. After all the many years and months of MoDOT closing lanes on that bridge for resurfacing and what all, they just can't seem to put down a surface that lasts. How long has it been since they spent a year in each direction re-doing that bridge? One year? Now the eastbound lanes have more patches than original road.
All I can do is just go palms up and shrug. There must be a better way.
And, this morning a tractor trailer flipped over on the curving entrance to the eastbound Poplar from 55-44. Again, both the east and westbound curving ramps at the east end of the Poplar have been worked on a couple of years and still the curves are too tight for the big trucks which are often on their side tying up traffic for hours.
Of course, too many of these trucks go much too fast for this area which is another issue.